27 naval artificer apprentices pass out in Welisara

The passing out parade of naval artificer apprentices of the 17th artificer intake of the Sri Lanka Navy was held at the main parade ground of Naval Institute of Technology in Welisara today (23rd March 2021). The ceremony was graced by Commandant Volunteer Naval Force, Rear Admiral Sanath Uthpala, as the Chief Guest.

During the event, twenty seven (27) naval artificer apprentices who completed National Diploma in Technology at Naval Institute of Technology, SLNS Thakshila, passed out on successful completion of their training. The ceremony also saw the Chief Guest presenting awards to artificer apprentices, in recognition of outstanding performances they displayed during the course of study.

Accordingly, Electrical Artificer PMS Srimal won the award for Best Sportsman whereas Radio Electronic Artificer IGK Shamilka won the award for Best Marksman. Meanwhile, Engine Room Artificer WMGGJE Walisundara was adjudged the Best Artificer Apprentice of 17th Artificer Intake.

The passing out parade was made more colourful by the entertaining performances presented by Navy Band and Cultural Troupe. Senior and junior officers as well as sailors from the Western Naval Command and Welisara Naval Complex were present at this event.